#1 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -

What are some of the best and most memorable horror games you have played. Some of my favorite survival horror games are...... 
Silent Hill 
Silent hill 2   
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill 4-The Room 
Silent Hill:Orgins
Extermination 
Resident Evil 
Resident Evil Remake (For the Gamecube)  
 Resident Evil 2  
Resident Evil 3  
Resident Evil:Code Veronica   
Dead Space  
Alone in the Dark  
I had played other survival Horror games.But the ones I listed are some of my favorites.So what are some of your favorite survival Horror games?

#2 Edited by Icemael (6269 posts) -

Project Zero and Eternal Darkness are both great. Project Zero 2 and 3 are out of this world.

All other survival horror games I've played have been boring. The pre-RE4 Resident Evils? Not scary in the least, and the terrible controls make them a pain in the ass to play. The Silent Hill games? I could use them as sleep-aid, and the "amazing narratives" are, as in practically all games with supposedly amazing narratives, absolute horseshit.

I'm not counting games like Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space as survival horror, by the way.

#3 Posted by fearthephins (148 posts) -

I'm a chicken... I don't play scary/horror games XD

#4 Edited by blueduck (964 posts) -

Resident Evil Remake for the GameCube is awesome. Resident Evil Zero is cool too.

#5 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1175 posts) -

Silent Hill, the original. Nothing can beat that man. Nothing.

#6 Posted by guiseppe (2833 posts) -

Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space. Oh, and the REmake. I don't play a lot of survival horror games, but RE4 is one of my favorite games of all time, even if it has much less focus on horror. I still think it counts.

#7 Edited by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

Amnesia, anything by frictional games really. 
 
Fear is the induced emotion when you are defenseless or can't do anything. This is where Frictional games takes off because your characters aren't super hardcore badasses with guns that can kill every monster you find. They are weaklings who will die in about One-Two hits. You are also defenseless meaning you have to run from every fight or try sneaking around the monsters. 
 
After playing one of their games I felt that all other horror games weren't real horror games. Yes they had scary parts but when it came to combat you were more then well equipped to combat them.
 
But I do still enjoy the Silent Hill series or the Early Resident Evil stuff.

#8 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Can I  just say Left 4 Dead? 
 
I'm going to say Left 4 Dead. You can't stop me. No one can.

#9 Posted by CatalystX (5 posts) -

The older PS1 and PS2 Silent Hill games (1,2,3). Lately, I've been finding Amnesia: The Dark Descent very good (got it off steam during the sale). Provides some great atmosphere and good scares. I also didn't mind the PS3 Siren game. Fatal Frame 2 is another good one, although it started getting really repetitive about half way through.
#10 Posted by august (3811 posts) -

#11 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
" Can I  just say Left 4 Dead?  I'm going to say Left 4 Dead. You can't stop me. No one can. "
I would say that if you're playing the Pc version against real people playing as the zombies LFD2 is the scariest game out there. The xbox live versus is extremely sub par.
#12 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5750 posts) -
@august:  This.
#13 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -
@blueduck: I played Resident Evil 0 aswell.The game overall for me was alright.I hated the partner system and the fact that you have to leave your weapons behind.It really made me mad at times.Because if I forgot an Item that I placed in a room.I would have to go all the way back to go pick it up. 
#14 Posted by Sin4profit (2867 posts) -
#15 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -
@JoyfullOFrockets: I agree the original Silent Hill was the most scariest horror game I've played.  
#16 Posted by BeachThunder (11255 posts) -
System Shock 2 -  Just a generally amazing game all around. In terms of horror, if I were to pick a standout 'moment', it would be the audio logs; the voice acting was great and the logs really gave you a sense of what happened and how each character reacted in the situation.
Amnesia - It doesn't get any scarier than this, well, at least until Frictional's next game. I think they absolutely nailed the sense of horror here - I was having nightmares even before I encountered a single enemy.
Penumbra 1 and 2 - The second and third scariest games (pity the third Penumbra game wasn't that scary or, in fact, any good =/). I did like the Penumbra story more than Amnesia's story.
Cryostasis - I've been informed that this was supposed to be a scary game, but I didn't find it scary at all (ok, a couple of parts were kind of scary...). Regardless, if we're classing this as horror then it would be on my list, not because it was scary, but because of the story. This would definitely be up there with some of the most interesting story telling in any game.
Dead Space - Once again, not particularly scary, in fact, I think they completely botched the horror in this game. However, I think it was still a really enjoyable and well designed game (I've played through it twice and I'm considering a third playthough before the sequel is released.)
#17 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@falserelic said:
" @blueduck: I played Resident Evil 0 aswell.The game overall for me was alright.I hated the partner system and the fact that you have to leave your weapons behind.It really made me mad at times.Because if I forgot an Item that I placed in a room.I would have to go all the way back to go pick it up.  "
Yeah I felt the same way but I think what it was was that when they made the game they thought they needed something new to sell the game with. The reason I liked the game was because it was so much like the RE remake on the gamecube all the new stuff they added just got in the way. I'm really hopping they stopped making REs like 5 and go back to the old way.
#18 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -

Siren:Blood Curse that game pissed me off alot.The story in that game was so damn confusing and makes no sense.

#19 Posted by MysteriousBob (6273 posts) -
@blueduck said:
" @falserelic said:
" @blueduck: I played Resident Evil 0 aswell.The game overall for me was alright.I hated the partner system and the fact that you have to leave your weapons behind.It really made me mad at times.Because if I forgot an Item that I placed in a room.I would have to go all the way back to go pick it up.  "
Yeah I felt the same way but I think what it was was that when they made the game they thought they needed something new to sell the game with. The reason I liked the game was because it was so much like the RE remake on the gamecube all the new stuff they added just got in the way. I'm really hopping they stopped making REs like 5 and go back to the old way. "
Go back to the old way of tedious shit gameplay? Great idea, I'm sure Capcom would love to stop receiving critical acclaim. 
 
RE4 was the first good game in that previously awful series. Capcom needs to keep the course. The only problem with them is that they're not scary whatsoever. But when games are that great, who gives a shit?
#20 Posted by biscuitfrenzy (82 posts) -

Silent Hill Shattered Memories is pretty good, especially when you're running and suddenly a monster catches up with you and static noise is blasting out of the Wii Remote and ohGODgetthemoffofme.
 
There were a fair few decent horror games on the PS2; the first two Siren games were pretty interesting, and I enjoyed Clock Tower 3 and Haunting Ground/Demento too.

#21 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -
@blueduck: I agree,I hope capcom can bring the Resident Evil series back to its roots. 
#22 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @blueduck said:
" @falserelic said:
" @blueduck: I played Resident Evil 0 aswell.The game overall for me was alright.I hated the partner system and the fact that you have to leave your weapons behind.It really made me mad at times.Because if I forgot an Item that I placed in a room.I would have to go all the way back to go pick it up.  "
Yeah I felt the same way but I think what it was was that when they made the game they thought they needed something new to sell the game with. The reason I liked the game was because it was so much like the RE remake on the gamecube all the new stuff they added just got in the way. I'm really hopping they stopped making REs like 5 and go back to the old way. "
Go back to the old way of tedious shit gameplay? Great idea, I'm sure Capcom would love to stop receiving critical acclaim.  RE4 was the first good game in that previously awful series. Capcom needs to keep the course. The only problem with them is that they're not scary whatsoever. But when games are that great, who gives a shit? "
Looks like this kid hates personal opinions, umadbro? I didn't say RE4 was bad but I am willing to say RE5 was total crap. As for RE of the past, I love them.
#23 Posted by JoeyRavn (4883 posts) -
#24 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -
@JoeyRavn: I played deadly premonition too.The game was overall fun.But at times the driving sections and conversations can drag on.
#25 Posted by spankingaddict (2646 posts) -

I've played a lot of horror games, Re4 and Re2 are atop of that list, imo...

#26 Posted by RaccoonusDoodus (324 posts) -

Silent Hill 1-4 and Shattered Memories
Resident Evil 1-4 + RE0 and REmake
Fatal Frame 1 and 2
Eternal Darkness 
Dead Space (though I consider it more 'action-horror', but whatever)
Can't think of anything else at the moment, but these are definitely my favorite horror games. And nothing will ever top Silent Hill 2.
Also, I did not include RE5 not because I don't like it, it's actually one of my favorite games of all time and I've played through it about 16 times, but rather because it's a third person shooter. Just because it has the title "Resident Evil" does not mean it's trying to be a horror game. That game is just straight up action.

#27 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1592 posts) -

The old Resident Evil games are fucking great. End of story. The first Silent Hill is my favorite out of the series, but I also really love 2, Homecoming, and what I played of Shattered Memories (which I should really go back and finish some time soon. 3 is alright, 4 I did not care for, and Origins I have never played.
 
Alone in the Dark 4 was a pretty excellent and exceptionally creepy survival horror game. 
ObsCure 1 and 2 for the PS2 are also good fun, especially with a friend. I would like to see that series continue on modern consoles.
 
I have not yet played the full game of Amnesia, which I bought during the Steam holiday sales, but the demo was super intense and way scarier than I was expecting it to be, so I'm looking forward to playing the full thing. I also picked up the Penumbra pack, which I started but haven't gotten far in. Like it a lot so far, though. Frictional has a real knack for making great horror games.

#28 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

i would say the silent hill series
resident evil series
 
dead space
 
and newly i played amnesia dark descent, very scary indeed

#29 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Dead Space probably scared me the most. The scene at the beginning of the game where you walk into a hallway and you see on the other side a dude back to you hitting hgis head against the wall still haunts my dreams
#30 Posted by Marcsman (2871 posts) -

Bioshock 
Dino Crisis
#31 Posted by Jamer91 (132 posts) -

my favorite survival horror games are Silent Hill 4, Resident Evil 4 and  Condemned 2.
 
does FEAR or FEAR 2 count?

#32 Edited by Jeust (10334 posts) -
  • Resident Evil Remake
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Cold Fear
  • Dead Space
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Silent Hill 4
  • Silent Hill Shattered Memories
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Alone in the Dark (2008)
#33 Posted by crusader8463 (14302 posts) -
Deadly Premonition is the closest thing to a horror game I have ever seen more then 10 minutes of and didn't get bored. I played all of RE 5 one afternoon, but I didn't like it.
#34 Posted by Deeveeus (479 posts) -
@blueduck: That RE1 remake was pretty damn awesome!! I loved the original back in the day, but that game was better in EVERY way
 
I hear the Silent Hill remake has quite the ending as well! 
  
Amnesia right now is my fave, that game will make you shit yourself!! I had to turn it off the other night after a while, I was gettin the Heeby Jeebies! 
#35 Posted by BibleDoctor (698 posts) -

Resident Evil series
Dead Space 
Katamari Damacy
Silent Hill series 
Amnesia 

#36 Posted by Jeust (10334 posts) -
@Deeveeus said:
" @blueduck: That RE1 remake was pretty damn awesome!! I loved the original back in the day, but that game was better in EVERY way I hear the Silent Hill remake has quite the ending as well!   Amnesia right now is my fave, that game will make you shit yourself!! I had to turn it off the other night after a while, I was gettin the Heeby Jeebies!  "
Weakling. I can't see what is so scary about Amnesia. :p
#37 Posted by falserelic (4941 posts) -
@Marcsman: I agree,Dino crisis was an aswome Survival Horror game.
#38 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

resident evil 2
resident evil 4
resident evil 5
left 4 dead 1
left 4 dead 2
 
my favorite that i can think of. i think that is the only resident evil games that i played.

#39 Posted by BeachThunder (11255 posts) -
@BibleDoctor said:
"Katamari Damacy"
#40 Posted by LackingSaint (1691 posts) -

System Shock 2, Silent Hill 2 and Resident Evil 4 stick out in my mind as excellent survival horror games.

#41 Posted by VanderSEXXX (552 posts) -
@JoyfullOFrockets said:
" Silent Hill, the original. Nothing can beat that man. Nothing. "
Although I agree with this I cannot discredit other good survival horror games like Dead Space, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., & Fatal Frame 2. But definitely my 1st experience with the 1st Silent definitely was the scariest ever.